Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Announce +Ultra Development Partnership to Bring Global Fans More Anime
San Francisco, Calif. - September 23, 2021 - Global anime brand Crunchyroll and Japanese television network Fuji TV are announcing today a partnership that will bring fans more anime through the development and production of new series. These titles will be broadcast in Japan on Fuji TV's +Ultra programming block and streamed on Crunchyroll in more than 200 countries and territories.
Through this partnership, Crunchyroll will work with Fuji TV and all-round creative company Slow Curve to co-develop and co-produce a slate of series beginning in April 2022. The upcoming lineup includes:
"Estab-Life” - An original title by hit producer and director Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
A new project by popular manga artist Tsutomu Nihei (APOSIMZ, Knight of Sidonia, BLAME!) and Polygon Pictures
Crunchyroll will exclusively stream each series day and date with the premiere on +Ultra, Fuji TV's midnight anime block that launched in October 2018, offering world-class anime titles to viewers in Japan. The series will be streamed on Crunchyroll to the brand's global community of more than five million subscribers and more than 120 million registered users. Crunchyroll will also manage the licensing and consumer products rights for each title worldwide outside of Asia.
Fuji TV and Crunchyroll are currently collaborating on “Muv-Luv Alternative,” the long-awaited anime based on a hit game following the bonds between those who fight, in a world pushed to its limits. This series will examine how humanity lives and dies on the brink of extinction. Starting in October, Fuji TV's +Ultra block will air the series, and Crunchyroll will exclusively stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.
Slow Curve is an integrated creative company that has been involved with the content planning and promotion of various popular anime series. The company will work with Fuji TV and Crunchyroll to create anime for global fans.
About Fuji TV
Since its establishment in 1959, Fuji Television has shared countless stories of love and friendship, good and evil. Fuji Television has maintained its position as the leading commercial broadcaster in the Japanese media industry, by delivering innovative dramas, variety shows, news, animation programs, sports programs, and motion pictures.
Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.
Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts — top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll's services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.
Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).
Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands. Crunchyroll joined the Funimation Global Group in August 2021 to bring even more anime to more fans worldwide.
About Slow Curve
Slow Curve is an all-round creative company. This group of anime-focused experts in Japan develop, produce, and promote content while also managing content-related businesses such as merchandise production. Slow Curve is known to do all of this with a “Curve & Twist.”
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